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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Eat A Lot Of Salty Foods While Pregnant

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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My BP is staying around 138/93. I don't eat a lot of salty foods and I drink plenty of water. Should I see my dr?

My BP is staying around 138/93. I don't eat a lot of salty foods and I drink plenty of water. Should I see my dr?

Yes: Your systolic is in the higher range of normal and the diastolic is above the recommended level. Hypertension is diagnosed by measuring the blood pressure in 3 separate settings by a health professional. I agree with your instinct to have your blood pressure checked by your doctor to ensure that you either have normal BP or need medications ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat a lot of peanut shells during pregnancy?

Shells? : Peanut shells are not meant to be eaten regardless of whether or not you are pregnant. Crack the shell and enjoy the delicious nut inside. Then throw the shell away. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat left overs when pregnant or food thats been left out for a few hours after being cooked fresh?

Is it safe to eat left overs when pregnant or food thats been left out for a few hours after being cooked fresh?

No: not good idea, esp if dairy or cream, cheese sauces involved. Very easy to contract staph or other toxin type food poisoning from bacterial growth on food left out too long (more than hour or so). Hope this was helpful. Best of luck with pregnancy. Dr. R ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat foods with msg while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat foods with msg while pregnant?

Msg: Msg is considered safe to add in food products as per fda, however some people have reactions to msg including fast heartrate. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat non-organic foods while pregnant?

Is it safe to eat non-organic foods while pregnant?

Of course....: People have been getting pregnant ant successfully delivering healthy babies long before foods specifically marketed as "organic" we're popular. You need a balanced diet with caloric intake adequate to nourish you and your child. Follow the advice of your OB regarding diet, calories and multivitamin/supplements. Preparing your meals at home, with the occasional meals out is just fine. Congrats! ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat exceptionally spicy foods while I am pregnant?

Is it safe to eat exceptionally spicy foods while I am pregnant?

Yes: During pregnancy, hormones relax the GI tract and make reflux more common; even in women who didn't have heartburn prior to pregnancy. If you are able to tolerate spicy food without adverse side effects, it's fine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat really spicy food when pregnant?

Is it safe to eat really spicy food when pregnant?

Sure : Other than giving you heartburn spicy food is fine. Your baby is not sharing the food you eat with you. ...Read more